As protests proceed regardless of the disbandment of the Particular Anti-Theft Squad (SARS), the Nigeria Centre for Illness Management (NCDC) warns protesters to be aware of the danger of getting COVID-19 an infection.
The Director-Normal of NCDC, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, gave the warning on Thursday on the Presidential Process Power (PTF) on COVID-19 Media Briefing in Abuja.
Recall that demonstrations in opposition to police brutality have taken place in cities throughout the nation prior to now week.
“The variety of new circumstances we could have shall be decided by our personal behaviour and the circumstances that we discover ourselves,” Ihekweazu stated.
“So, proper now we’re reopening faculties; faculties by definition means you’ll have extra individuals in confined areas.
“We’ve got revealed pointers along with the Federal Ministry of Training to mitigate these dangers. How successfully they’re carried out will imply if there’ll be extra transmission or much less.
“You possibly can see a few of the demonstrations occurring throughout the nation. The virus doesn’t know whether or not you’re younger or outdated, policeman or a demonstrator; it makes use of the chance to leap from individual to individual.
“So, we’ll proceed to advise everybody, wherever you’re, to proceed to put on a masks, you may nonetheless have your voice heard in case you are carrying a masks.
“Regardless of the circumstances, whether or not you’re managing faculty or NYSC camps or exterior, the necessary factor is to proceed to hold out these public well being measures,” he stated.